“You want your city clean and green, stick to Delhi. You want your city rich and impersonal, go to Bombay. You want them hi-tech and full of draught beer, Bangalore’s your place. But if you want a city with a soul, come to Calcutta.”
Vir Sanghvi, Indian Journalist
The real heart of the city lies in its people. As well cities are more than just concrete. The people here don’t care about their city being called Bengali. It’s completely opposite with respect to other cities. Tell a Mumbaite he or she lives in a Maharashtrian city, he or she will be completely offended. Tell a Delhite he lives in a Punjabi city, they will give you an earful. Contrary to this people of Kolkata will smile if you call their city Bengali.
People there take special pride in being a bong (as Bengalis are lovingly called). And…
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